Kudos to Steve Lus of the MoCo for really calling the swindle what it is by pointing out that while low-to-middle income single parent families will get a break, the following much larger group of British Columbians will, instead, be hammered even more:
- Couples earning over $45,000 pay additional $240 annually.
- Senior couples earning over $51,000 pay additional $240.
- Single adults earning over $42,000 pay additional $36.
- Couples earning over $51,000, with two children, pay additional $72.
And don't forget that senior couples making $51,001 will pay exactly the same amount of extra dough as an elderly couple earning $520,001.
All of which is bad enough, but here is the real kicker in the Clarklandian swindle:
...The government forecasts it will collect an additional $124 million in MSP premiums next year...
That little $124,000,000 nugget newly clawed out of already heavily scarred user fee flogged backs of British Columbians will actually pay for the fake Sparkle Pony Fund in its entirety (with a little left over for a Bogus Bollywood Bonanza II, of course).